The Story of Orange Avocado Jewelry...

  • The Luna Collection

    Published Apr 07 2021 in earring studs, hand etched, hand made jewelry, LUna, moon, new collection, new collections, small earrings, spring, spring summer 2021 collection, stars, stars fine silver


    The Luna Collection is about the moon and the stars.

    My dad used to pick me up from piano lessons when I was young.  And each night from the car to the house we would gaze up at the light of the moon and stars. Each night my dad and I would look for the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper. As we navigated the dark sky together he always found these two constellations first and I always found them second.  This was the constant between us.

    This past summer my husband and I travelled to Summer land BC & we slept under the stars...literally. We put mattresses on the dock and watched the falling stars.  The black sky was lit up with all of the constellations.  This time I found the Big and Little Dipper first, on my own.  Decades later that constant & emanating light still shone. 

    I'll never forget those simple nights with my dad and that short little walk that included gazing at the moon, the stars and the big and the little dippers.  

    The Luna Collection is about those walks, the discovery of the moon and the stars and family. 

     

    Find The Luna Collection online.

     

    Photo cred:  Kelly G


  • Year 1990. Year 1996. Year 2021 - i wanted to write a poem

    Published Jan 12 2021 in Custom Pieces, extra-wide ring, key chain, sterling silver ring

    i wanted to write a poem that describes my love for you

     

    Year 1990. 

    31 years ago she went away for school.  He wrote her a poem and tucked it into her winter boots that he sent to her.

    Year 1996.

    She framed the poem for their 5th wedding anniversary. 

    Year 2020. 

    22 years later she had the first verse made into a key chain so that he can have it with him when she was not with him. 

     

    Year 2021.

    She had a 10 mm extra wide sterling silver ring made with that first verse on it. 

    Love is enduring.

    xo


  • A Hundred Times 2020

    Published Dec 31 2020 in Custom Pieces

    Closing this year with a special commission. “I hope to remain, the earth beneath your travelled feet, the place you walk to a hundred times.” A mother wrote a poem to her daughter and ended it with this heartfelt sentence. Created four rings to be given to her kids and herself with the inscription “A hundred times”. Family is everything. ✨

    Thank you for sharing your stories with me this past year. You let me into your lives with your words both happy and sad and all so meaningful. Then we created thoughtful pieces of jewelry together.

    I always head into the new year with the intention of expanding my jewelry techniques and sharing it with you; always feeling that I am just barely scratching the surface of what I can learn. Such a big wide world out there and that’s the exciting part of this jewelry adventure. And I am so grateful.❤️

    #ahundredtimes #family #sterlingsilver #bespokejewelry #littlefish #bigworld


  • A Generation of Jewelry

    Published Nov 20 2020 in Custom Pieces

    The beauty of bespoke jewelry is the ability to make something out of nothing.  This customer wanted to gift her mother a set of jewelry that represented the extended family.   I always say to my customers that "less is more".  I also believe in creating pieces that are big in inspiration:  Thoughtfully designed jewelry.  The collection began with fine silver organic shaped links representing her 3 children linked together with gold jump rings representing 6 grandkids & a bracelet with bronze links for the 4 great grandchildren.  The heart necklace was from her husband to her.  The heart necklace was especially poignant as her husband was ill and in the hospital at the time that this set was created.  She will wear this set knowing that her family is close by.    

  • The Ability to Communicate Opens the Door to Life

    Published Nov 16 2020 in Custom Pieces

    26 Letters. Infinite Possibilties.

    I created a custom fine silver pendant for a mom of a nonspeaking son who used a letter board to communicate. Antigone reached out to me to create this "spelling to communicate" board (S2C) pendant necklace. The pendant measured 16mm x 12mm.  

    This necklace symbolized what has been a lifeline for Antigone's son and the family. It is his key to communication! The letter board was designed based on the letter boards from "Growing Kids Therapy". These boards have a hand slot on the side & are smaller for ease of portability. These spelling to communicate boards "enhances communication to lead to "autonomy, independence & inclusion" (taken from: www.Growingkidstherapy.com). 

    I was truly  honoured and excited to make this necklace for this mom.   

    Thank you Antigone.

    It's all about #inclusion #nonspeaking #communication


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